09 Aug 2023 | 4 mins
Stylish Terrace Home Pays Tribute To Melbourne’s Architectural Heritage - Forbes
68 Toorak Road West, South Yarra, Victoria
This home is a shining example of how to bring a heritage home into the present day – perfectly.
It has retained everything that is loved about the timeless Victorian terrace, and softly layered it with the design and detail that is expected of a life well lived today. Including a prime location - in the very midst of Melbourne’s chic Domain Precinct.
From the moment of arrival, 68 Toorak Road West stirs the heart. Its façade is tall, elegant, and immaculately presented, with lovely wrought iron detailing and a gorgeous contemporary garden. All of which sets the tone beautifully for the lifestyle that follows.
With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a superb suite of living spaces and a double garage, it’s a home that ticks all the boxes. But it’s the style that has been applied throughout that makes it truly exciting. The glorious proportions and ornate fixtures that are the hallmark of period design are still there, but are now integrated into a lighter, brighter, more purposeful way of life. Rooms have been opened and stylish finishes and palates added to create an environment that is both contemporary and classic. The marble kitchen is a masterstroke – with a long, wide, enticing island, brass accents, and a Falcon oven, and connects to a wonderful north-facing rear courtyard.
The principal bedroom is pure sophistication, with walk-in robes and a sleek ensuite, it is the epitome of understated luxury. While the remaining two bedrooms are spacious, sunny and, like everywhere here, inviting.
Within walking distance of the CBD, the MCG, the arts precinct, and some of Melbourne’s leading schools, this is the kind of house that comes along very rarely – and will most assuredly find itself many admirers.